Elena Rybakina vs Marta Kostyuk prediction and odds: Stuttgart Open 2024

Elena Rybakina vs Marta Kostyuk prediction and odds: Stuttgart Open 2024
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It’s all to play for in the finals of the Stuttgart Open today. Rybakina is looking to bring home the title against Kostyuk, but it won’t be an easy task. And as my tennis predictions today confirm, there are plenty of high-value wagers that can be made for this one.

Our favourite Elena Rybakina vs Marta Kostyuk predictions

Rybakina wouldn’t be described as a natural clay court player. But she’s stormed through the draw at the 2024 Stuttgart Open, and she has just one more opponent standing between her and the title – Marta Kostyuk. So, which way could this match swing, and what are the best markets to cover?

Find out below:

Rybakina to win 2-0 @ 10/11 (1.91)

In my opinion, Rybakina has the edge in this one for a few reasons. Firstly, she’s just taken out the world number one on a surface that doesn’t suit her game. Secondly, she’s going to be much fresher than Kostyuk going into this final, and I say this due to the gruelling path the Ukrainian player has endured to reach the final.

Rybakina -2.5 games handicap @ 1/2 (1.50)

If Rybakina follows through with my first prediction and claims victory in straight sets, there’s no reason this market wouldn’t be a winner. In fact, it could only be avoided if Rybakina took a straight sets victory by a score of 7-6 7-6. So, really, both markets have a great chance of turning into winners, assuming Rybakina brings her top level and takes a 2-0 win.

Elena Rybakina vs Marta Kostyuk odds

Based on the most recent odds, Rybakina has a 75% probability of victory here, while the chance for Kostyuk is 32.30%.

Rybakina vs Kostyuk – who will perform on the clay and take the Stuttgart Open title?

You’ve seen my predictions for this final above, but now, let’s address each player individually. 

Elena Rybakina preview

Rybakina’s form in 2024 has been fantastic so far. She’s picked up several big titles, and she looks to be carrying this form onto the clay. Now, I didn’t expect her to transition so well onto the slower clay courts compared with the quick hard courts she’s played on recently. However, with wins over Swiatek, Kudermetova, and Paolini this week, she’s definitely the favourite for the title.

Marta Kostyuk preview

Whatever happens in the final today, Kostyuk can keep her head held high. She’s produced a series of huge wins – taking out players like Gauff, Zheng, and Vondrousova to reach the final. Furthermore, she has actually beaten Rybakina in the past, and this will inevitably give her the belief that she can at least challenge for the title today.

Rybakina vs Kostyuk head to head

The head-to-head between Rybakina and Kostyuk sits at 1-1. Both matches were played in 2023, although it was Rybakina who produced the most commanding win in their last encounter. This was a 6-2 6-1 win at the 2023 US Open.

Key match details

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  • Match Schedule – April 21st, 13:00 GMT
  • Venue – Stuttgart, Germany
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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